The Majestic Theatre, Inc. is currently embarking on a new addition to the historic theatre located in downtown Chillicothe. This addition will offer patrons a new experience with a larger lobby, concession stand, ticket booth, larger/modern restrooms, and the future installation of an elevator to accommodate patrons to the balcony. This addition is made possible through a grant from the Ohio State Capital Bill and Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC). 

The Majestic Theatre, Inc. has contracted with Schooley Caldwell and broke ground for the first phase of the expansion on April 24, 2018. This first phase will include the 1-story addition that will house the new lobby, restrooms, concession area, and box office and lays the ground work for the next phases. Estimated completion date of the first story is August 23, 2018.

The second phase is estimated to begin with the next funding of the Capital Bill Grant that will be available in the 2019 Capital Bill budget.

The drawings below reflect Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project. Future phases includes installation of the elevator to allow for patrons to access the balcony level, and eventually connect the new addition to the upper floor (ballroom). 

Front view with planned addition (some variations may occur from this drawing)

View from the courtyard (some variation may occur from this drawing)


WAI Construction Group was awarded the project upon completion of the bidding process of Phase 1 (1-level story with lobby, restrooms, concession and box office). The contract between the Majestic Theatre, Inc. and WAI Construction Group begins on April 23, 2018 with a 120-day estimated completion date. During the construction the theatre will continue its programming. 

Board of Directors on April 24, 2018 for the official Ground Breaking Ceremony. (left to right: Corrie Johnson, Carie Wolfe, David Blosser, Melody Young, Gene Betts, Paul Pollard, Adam Days, Gene Hoyet)